APR Energy commissions gas turbine plant in Egypt

APR Energy, a power solution provider, recently announced that it has commissioned its new power plant in Egypt. The plant will support development of a large-scale industrial complex being built for the Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Company (ETHYDCO), a manufacturer of value-creating plastics and rubber products.

APR Energy's turnkey solution features three GE aeroderivative mobile gas turbines running on clean-burning natural gas, with the associated balance of plant. APR Energy has handled all design, installation and commissioning work for the plant, and will continue to manage all ongoing operation and maintenance. The plant will run for 12 months.

ETHYDCO Chairman Abd-el Rahman Zeid said it was a major project for Egypt's growing industrial sector. "Due to our need for a reliable and cost-efficient natural gas solution, their mobile gas turbines were the best fit to meet our critical electricity needs. We have been impressed with the speed and flexibility APR Energy has demonstrated in delivering our unique project requirements on time, and appreciate the responsiveness its people have shown during every stage of the process."

John Campion, APR Energy Chairman congratulated the installation and commissioning team for safely and efficiently delivering our newest power plant on-time, per customer requirements. "The project is significant in that it gives us a foothold in one of the largest markets in the region and supports one of Egypt's most strategic industrial investments."